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Experimenting Acoustics in Real environments using Innovative Test-beds

Project description

Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) Audio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy and, with the growing power of processing and networking capabilities it is possible to exploit audio data for a broad range of applications. The untapped value of audio data is still to be revealed but key partner in this project are already working on energy efficiency and traffic monitoring applications, just to mention few. There is thus great potential for RTD on intelligent (acoustic) solutions based on acoustical sensor networks to support a myriad set of applications of high (social, business, etc.) value.On the other hand, there exist now large-scale innovative test-beds to support experimentally-driven research on ‘real-life’ environments – the FIRE facilities! These facilities (notably here, SmartSantander and HobNet) have an installed base of sensors, networked altogether, capable of supporting some advanced research in intelligent acoustics solutions. This leads to the idea of “Ears on FIRE” directed at Experimenting Acoustics in Real environments using Innovative Test-beds (EAR-IT) by realising some distributed intelligence powered by acoustics.To explore, validate and confirm the RTD possibilities of using audio data both in indoor and outdoor environments, this project will use then use nice test-bed capabilities of the HobNet project for indoor environment and related application such as energy efficiency, as well as the capability of the SmartSantander project for large-scale outdoor but also indoor environments where applications can be useful in a smart city environment. The objectives will be both to validate main research lines but also to deliver new innovative range of services and applications targeting (but not limited) to smart-buildings and smart-cities.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/urban engineering/smart city
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 344 978
Administrative Contact
Adolfo Steiger-Garcao (Prof.)

Participants (6)

MANDAT INTERNATIONAL ALIAS FONDATION POUR LA COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 190 800
Address
Rue Champ Baron 3
1209 Geneva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Ziegler (Mr.)
WUXI SMART SENSING STARS COMPANY LTD
China
EU contribution
€ 32 175
Address
Zhenze Road Building Of Aquarius 18
214135 Wuxi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jian Ma (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 287
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 260
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Prof.)
EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 368 500
Address
444 Route Des Dolines
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Cousin (Dr.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Sällström (Mrs.)